Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recipe: Kartoffel Apfel Rosti (Apple Potato Cakes)

Peaks Coaching Group Recipe Kartoffel Apfel Rosti
We athletes are often limited on time and are always trying to find new ways to eat healthy quickly and cheaply. I'd like to share with you a simple German dish I learned to prepare while racing in Europe. It's a great healthy dinner after a long workout, particularly a brick workout.

Kartoffel Apfel Rosti

Serves 2.


  • 2 large apples (the sweeter the better)
  • 2 large white potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of flour (adjust as necessary; a little more flour will make the cakes thicker; a little less will make them a little softer)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper (or use brown sugar instead if you're like sweeter cakes)
Shred the apples and potatoes, placing in separate bowls. Squeeze the shredded apples to eliminate the apple juice (if you don't do this, you'll end up with apple-potato soup). Mix the apples and potatoes together in a bowl; add the flour and mix well. Shape the mixture into four to six palm-sized patties (very similar in size to a hamburger patty). Heat a few droplets of olive oil in a skillet over medium to high heat and sear the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side.


Peaks Coaching Group Chris Myers
Chris Myers is a USA Cycling Level 2 coach, a USA Triathlon Level 1 coach, a USA Swimming Level 2 coach, a certified nutritionist, and a Peaks Coaching Group elite coach. He and his fellow PCG coaches create custom training plans for all levels of athletes. He can be contacted directly through or

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